Category: Arthritis / Bone / Joint Health

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis through Ayurveda

ABSTRACT

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that is progressive in nature and causes complaints like swollen, red, painful, and warm joints. Even permanent joint deformity and destruction can occur if the condition becomes chronic and is not treated well. Rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by periods of flare-up and remission. In this disease, a person’s own immune system starts to work abnormally against certain tissues of the body and destroy them. This leads to synovium inflammation (Synovium is the lining of the joints).

Hence causing inflammation in the joints. Both sides of the body joints are affected in Rheumatoid arthritis like both the knees, hands, or wrists. This symmetry of affected joints differentiates the RA from other kinds of arthritis. Other than joints RA also affects other parts of the body when it progresses over time like skin, eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. In this write up we will be discussing the RA, its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and herbal treatment by herbal medicines provided by Planet Ayurveda.

Rheumatoid arthritis

INTRODUCTION

Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a joint disease, autoimmune in nature which eventually leads to the destruction of the joints leading to deformity of the affected part. RA affects multiple joints and usually in a symmetrical pattern. One of the bad factors about this disease is that joints can be damaged to great extent without any correlation with the severity of the disease which means even if the RA is not so severe considerable destruction of joints can be there.

RA antibody is detected in the blood of most of the patients affected by Rheumatoid arthritis. This makes the diagnosis of the disease easy as no extensive tests are required. As per the modern medicine, RA cannot be cured but with the help of Ayurveda, you can manage and eradicate this ailment naturally.

CAUSES

The exact cause behind RA is not known yet, however, there are certain factors which are found to be associated with it usually like:

  • A viral or bacterial infection
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Amoing
  • Inhalation of silica
  • Periodontal disease
  • Microbes or bacteria of the bowels

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

There are certain signs and symptoms of RA which warns the patient, noticing them and timely action can save the damage. Some of them are:

  • Pain in joints like hands, wrists, knees, and feet
  • Swelling on the joints
  • Fever
  • Morning stiffness or stiffness in the joints after long rest
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Range of motion is reduced
  • Tenderness of the joints
  • Rheumatoid nodules
  • Warm joints
  • Anemia
  • Deformity of the joint
  • The symmetry of the affected joints

DIAGNOSIS

The main diagnostic feature of RA is the clinical presentation of the patient. No single test can be used to diagnose this ailment. Diagnosis can be made depending upon the joints involved, presence of morning stiffness and swelling of joints, RA factor in the blood test, and X-ray indicating the presence of nodule (RA nodules).

TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

The main aim of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment is to relieve the swelling and pain of the joints. Medicines are given to slow down the progression of the disease and hence preventing damage and deformity of the joints to a certain extent. Usually, the medications used are anti-inflammatory, pain relievers, and corticosteroids. Along with these medications, certain exercises and rest are recommended to the patient. Exercises are done to ease the stiffness and strengthen the muscles and increase the flexibility of the joints.

Ayurveda can help you treat and manage RA naturally. Ayurveda is the science of life which considers the vitiation of any dosha, i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha the cause of different diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis is called Amavata in the Ayurvedic terms and caused due to the imbalance of Vata dosha and balancing it is the main aim of the treatment so the disease can be eradicated from the root cause. Along with vitiation of the Vata dosha, there occurs the impairment of the digestive fire that results in the formation of the endotoxin (Ama) in the body. This ama deposits in the joints causing swelling and inflammation.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned herbal pharmaceutical brand that involves in the production of herbal medicines. These medicines are purely natural, herbal, and vegetarian. No chemicals, dye, fillers, yeast, additive, or preservatives are added to these medicines which make them safer to take and enhances the efficiency of the supplements as well. All the herbal products are prepared under the strict supervision of the MD Ayurveda doctors as per the guidelines given in ancient Ayurvedic texts and further are prescribed to patients as per the ailments they are suffering from. For Rheumatoid Arthritis also Planet Ayurveda offers an RA Care Pack that helps in the natural management of the disease.

Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis

Product list – RA Care Pack

  1. Boswellia Curcumin
  2. Aamvatantak churna
  3. Ashwagandha capsule
  4. Joint Aid Plus
  5. Rumogin 5 Capsule

Product Description

1. Boswellia curcumin

Shallkai (Boswellia serrata) and active compound of curcumin (Curcuma longa) are used in the standardized form to prepare Boswellia curcumin capsules that act as a promising pain reliever and treats inflammation and damage of the affected joints in RA.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Aamvatantak churna

This herbal churna effectively treats conditions involving joints and muscle damage. Aamvatantak churna is a combination of various herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), etc. This therapeutic churna helps in relieving pain and swelling of muscles and joints by treating the inflammation.

 Dosage- Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily after meals with plain

3. Ashwagandha capsule

Ashwagandha capsules are the single herb capsules prepared from the standardized extract of Withania somnifera. These capsules are full of amazing therapeutic properties that make them a choice of medicine in treating RA. It helps in strengthening muscles and joints and prevents damage to them.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Joint aid plus

Joint aid plus from Planet Ayurveda is a pure herbal formulation prepared using an effective mixture of potent herbs for treating various joint disorders including RA. The ingredients used are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). All these herbs work synergistically to maintain healthy joints and prevent any damage or deformity of them; also it helps in increasing the range of motion.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

5. Rumogin 5 capsule

Rumogin 5 capsules are an effective combination of Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Pippali (Piper longum), and Maricha (Piper nirgum) herbs that possess anti-inflammatory effects and treat inflammation and prevent damage to the joints.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

CONCLUSION

Rheumatoid arthritis is a much common disease and affects millions of people worldwide. Its herbal management can help the suffering people to get rid of the agonizing complaints and eliminate the root cause. As these medicines are purely natural, they can be taken for a longer time also and do not poses any risk to other body parts, unlike modern medicine.

Ayurveda can help these affected people who are daily suffering to pull day in and out in this immense pain!

Natural Remedies for Arachnoiditis

Abstract

Arachnoiditis is a painful disorder. It is caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid membrane which surrounds the nerves of the central nervous system including the brain and spinal cord. Due to the inflammation, it causes intense pain and various neurological symptoms like numbness, and loss of sensation. This is a chronic disorder that affects the nerves and hampers its functions. As it is a manageable condition, herbal formulations and remedies will help in managing the condition in a good and effective way.

What is Arachnoiditis?

It is the inflammation of the arachnoid membrane which leads to the formation of scar tissue and causes nerves to stick together and produce various neurological symptoms. The patient may complain of intense pain, numbness, loss of sensation, and other associated symptoms.

Arachnoiditis

The ayurvedic aspect of Arachnoiditis

In Ayurveda, the main cause of all the diseases is due to imbalance in three vital energies i.e. Vata, Pitta, Kapha. We can correlate Arachnoiditis with “Mastishk Shotha”. Mastishk Shotha is due to the vitiation of tridoshas i.e. Vata Pitta and Kapha. The imbalance in these tridoshas will lead to symptoms like Shoola (Pain), Gaurav (heaviness), and Ushma (Hot on touch).

What are the Symptoms of Arachnoiditis?

The commonest symptom of Arachnoiditis is intense pain. There is no congruous pattern of symptoms but it is according to the nerve affected and these are:-

  • Tingling sensation
  • Numbness
  • Loss of sensation
  • Shooting and stinging pain in the lower back, trunk, and limbs.
  • Muscle spasm and cramping
  • Worsening of pain during activity
  • Imbalance in the Sexual, bladder, and bowel functions.
  • Uncontrolled twitching.

What are the causes of Arachnoiditis?

The root cause of Arachnoiditis is not known but the possible causes are:-

  • Mechanical injury during spinal surgery (commonest cause)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Injections like Epidural, Corticosteroids, and other medications
  • Infection caused by some Bacteria or Virus
  • Use of chemical dye in Myelogram
  • Neoplastic changes in and around the spine.

What are the types of Arachnoiditis?

It is classified into various subtypes according to the site of inflammation involved.

  1.  Adhesive Arachnoiditis – It is the commonest type of Arachnoiditis. Due to inflammation adhesion occurs, nerves get to stick together and produce various associated symptoms.
  2.  Arachnoiditis Ossificans – In this type, ossification occurs and the arachnoid membrane turns into the bone.
  3.  Cerebral Arachnoiditis – It is the inflammation of the membrane which surround the brain and causes intense headache.
  4.  Hereditary Arachnoiditis-It is the rarest type that occurs due to a hereditary defect in the meninges.
  5.  Neoplastic Arachnoiditis – This occurs due to neoplastic changes in the brain and spinal cord.
  6.  Optochiasmatic Arachnoiditis – In this, the inflammation occurs behind the optic nerve leading to visual loss.

How is Arachnoiditis Diagnosed?

Due to ignorance, it is difficult to diagnose Arachnoiditis. Some Tests may include:-

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Axial Tomography (CAT)
  • Electromyography (EMG)

The above tests will help in finding the level of damage that occurred to nerves and the site of inflammation.

What is the treatment of Arachnoiditis?

Treatment of Arachnoiditis is difficult as the spinal cord is a delicate organ, the minor injury will lead to nerve damage and malfunctioning of the body. As per Modern science, symptomatic management is done including Physical therapy, NSAID’s for pain relief, and nerve stimulation. On the other side, Ayurvedic herbs manage the condition naturally and help in relieving the associated symptoms. The natural herbs and herbal formulations balance the tridoshas imbalance in the body and maintain the overall health of the patient.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is one of the leading and trusted organizations in the field of Ayurveda which are involved in the formation of medicines prepared from good quality of minerals and herbs under the supervision of Ayurvedic experts by following the strict principles of Ayurveda. These herbal formulations are free from preservatives, chemicals, dyes, and additives.

For Arachnoiditis, the following are the herbal formulations considered.

  1.  Yograj Guggul
  2.  Ekangvir Ras
  3.  Ras Rajeshwar Ras
  4.  Ashwagandha Capsules
  5.  Brahmi Capsules
  6.  Boswellia Curcumin

Product Description:

1. Yogarj Guggul

Yograj guggul is the safe herbal formulation that is prepared using Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Shuddh Guggul (Commiphora Mukul), Pippali (Piper longum), etc. These herbs help in relieving the inflammation. Guggul possesses the analgesic property and is very effective in relieving cramps and muscle pain.
Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Ekangvir Ras

This herbal formulation is prepared from herbs and minerals like Shuddh Parada (Mercury), Shudh Gandhaka (sulphur), Pipali (Piper longum), etc This herbo mineral tablet helps in treating the weakness of nerves and also effective in treating paralysis.
Dosage – 1 tab twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Rasrajeshwara Ras

This is a classical herbal formulation prepared using Dashmool herbs, Rasa Sindura (Purified and processed mercury), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), etc. These herbs help in balancing Vata dosha and relieve pain. It also relieves other neurological symptoms like hampered sensations of the nerves, numbness, tingling sensation, burning or shooting pain, etc.
Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Ashwagandha Capsule

Ashwagandha capsule is prepared using a standardized extract of Withania somnifera. In Arachnoiditis, this herbal formulation helps in relieving symptoms like numbness, tingling sensation, paralysis, uncontrolled body movements. It also helps in maintaining overall health.
Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Brahmi Capsule

These are single herbal capsules prepared using a standardized extract of Bacopa monneri. In Arachnoiditis these capsules help in treating various neurological symptoms and relieves pain. It is also known as Nervine tonic. Brahmi will help in treating patients of cerebral Arachnoiditis and maintains a healthy nervous system.
Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

6. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is prepared using the standardized extract of two herbs Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin ((Curcuma longa). In arachnoiditis,  it helps in relieving the inflammation and pain. These capsules reduce the various neurological symptoms associated with the nerve affected.
Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604.

Conclusion

Therefore we can conclude that Arachnoiditis is a rare disease and is difficult to predict how Arachnoiditis will progress in some individual. As this is a manageable condition, these herbal formulations show effective results without causing any side effects. These herbs act on the body by balancing the tridoshas and maintains the healthy nervous system. Along with Arachnoiditis, these herbs will helps in the prevention and treatment of various diseases.